I am about to color my drawing, but when I want to Merge the strokes, some of them disappears? What am I missing here, besides strokes?

Before merge: enter image description here

After merge: enter image description here

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    Could you post a screenshot of your layer structure, or the outline view?
    – Silly-V
    Jun 15, 2018 at 16:06
  • What kind of "merge" are you doing? Are you trying to create a combined path using one of the pathfinder operations? If so, which pathfinder operation are you using? Please edit your question and add details as it's unclear.
    – Billy Kerr
    Jun 16, 2018 at 10:38

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What do you mean with "merge", are you applying a pathfinder type?

You don't need to do that,

  • If the drawing is a path, select it and Expand it. Keep the original path in another layer if you prefer.
  • Get the Shape Builder Tool

shape builder tool

  • Click in each part you want to color
  • Select each one and fill


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